The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on December 9, 1912 · 2
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Monday, December 9, 1912
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PAGE TWO. THE CITIZEN, OTTAWA, CANADA. Monday, December 9, 1312. PLAZA SUPPORTERS SWEEP 10 VICTORY WITH GREAT RALLY LAST DAYS OF CAMPAIGN The Plaza.. .. .. .. Iuflrlti Piace Confederation Square. IHift'erin Square Dominion Square. . .. 12,190 3.961 3,531 1.03S 130 , otners. all of which are below 100 poles, are Connaught S.-,uij, Jiac- uoiiHia t-mce. Mappers" Bridge, Vic- tona Hquure, Horden Square, Dufferin , 1-laza, By Town Sim are, Borden Plaza, I .... . na ny Town "iaee. The Plaza wins! i ' A perfect avalanche of votes for the steady leader on Saturday and Sun-, day put the result beyond all doubt and the finish saw one of the moat . t-xciting races of the whole week for . the honor of participating in the m-iecuon or tne name which in all , probability will attach to Ottawa's J ,,ew ueauty spot. For no matter what , the ofticlal designation may be, the nances are that the public will fix J upon its own choice and popularly at , least the new thoroughfare will al-;ways be known by the name which The Citizen haa shown to be first in the minds and mouths of the public. ; CONFEDERATION SQUARE. ; While Plaza wins, the large number . of voters who selected Confederation : Square as a name is sufficient proof of the sentiment in favor of a name ; f historic import. While the sentiment is admirable it is regrettable that ; the title selected was so long. If a ; shorter name had been decide upon or found with as much historical color-; me as Confederation Square the chances in favor of popular selection would have been much greater. THE DUFFERINS. The fact that Lord Dufferin's name had been long associated with one of the bridges incorporated in the Plaza ltd many to vote for a title containing the name of the famous Governor-Ueneral. There was wholly sentiment behind this because as a matter of fact Lord Dufferin, while one of the best liked governors of the Dominion, had, of course, nothing to do with Confed- eration nor was he particularly identi-tied with the progress of the Capita! ; t rom a material viewpoint. The same . objections, of course, also obtain in regard to the Plaza. The name has no ; local or historic significance, but the i voice of the people is in favor of it and this, after all, Is the important thing. PALZA'S BIG ;XALLY. Evidently reserving their full strength for the last lap of the big race the Plaza supporters simply overwhelmed all opposition on Saturday and yesterday when they polled the huge total of 6.290 votes as against 810 for Dufferin Place and 253 for Dufferin Square. The surprise was tne small vote tallied for Confedera tion Square, only 172 ballots being marked for the name which was apparently a certain second choice early in tne contest. Other names receiving votes were: J raralgar Square, Dufferin Bridge, Connaught Square, Empire Park, Mac- donald Square, Laurentiau Square. Camperdowa Place. .Laurier Central Plaza, Royal Confederation Plaza, Cen tral Plaza, the ftialto, and By Town Jr-ia.ce. AN INTERESTING LETTER. One of the most interesting letters of the week was received from a well known Ottawan on Saturday. It reads as follows: "Why all this nonsense with respect to the naming of a bridge that received Its baptism some seventy years ago when Col. By and his sappers com pleted the Rldeau canal locks? -No other name than the "Sappers' Bridge' ought for a moment to command the attention of a sensible public when referring to the structure connecting Lpper and Lower Town. Can any good argument be used in support of wiping out the old names which connect the city with its early history? If the name 'Sappers' Bridge' was not euphonious apart from the historical events surrounding its erection there might be some excuse for the proposed change, but I submit that it sounds just as sweet as any of those suggested, and when you consider the associations and recollections connected with the old landmark it seems sacrilege to relegate the name to oblivion. Banish the thougnt and nom fast x some of the creations of our fathers, even if so doing offends the super sensitive task of modern searchers for effect. JOB. "Remove not the ancient landmarks which thy fathers have set." Pro verbs, 22:28. E FORESTALLED OFFICIAL ACTION Geo. May and Controller Hin-chey Hand Out Advance Report on Watertown Water. ! IES PETITS 01SEAUX Interesting Lecture at L'Union St. Joseph. The many literary people in Ottawa ' who attend both the English lectures at the Normaland Collegiate, and the French lectures at L'Union St. Joseph, are struck with the simultaneous development on much the same lines of the romance, the drama and the natural rather than the affected style in writing on both sides of the Channel. Wordsworth and Lamartine have much in common; Labiche and Dickens uppeal to us all with that touch of . humor which makes the whole world kin. The well tilled lecture rooms ; which always greet Canon Le Bel and ine i.ngusn lecturers promise well for the building up among us of a sturdy Canadian literature enriched with the best the old country can give us. . In his lecture yesterday on Les Petits' Oiseaux of Labiche, Canon Le '.el gojnted out the outstanding char-riicterlstic of French humor the comta Aide of life is shown In joyousness and -gaiety, never in malice. It is some ) times farce, but farce in the best sense i of the word not the farce of hypocrisy, of charlatanism. "In the early days of the Second Empire," he said, : "Napoleon gave France her maximum of comfort and pleasure. Paris was a J terrestrial paradise. The positivist was , there with his talent for figures and ; money-making. The people wanted to ' be amused and Labiche was well suited 'for the times." The many comic silua-' tions in Les Tetis Oiseaux lost nothing in their presentation by Canon Le Bel, j who showed that Labiche's strong , point lay in always making the,langu- use fit the speaker; the shoemaker l always speaks like a shoemaker, not like a grandee; the noble never like a peasant. This work, like other com-; . dies, has little plot, but points the ; moral that npiimism wins out over pes-1 simism. The transparently honest old . man who trusts everyone, lends vast sums to scamps, takes sixty pairs of boots lie has no use for as payment for ; rent al ter a hard-luck story, is told the huots are not the "veau de Bordeaux" the shoemaker guaranteed, but com-' men cowhide; that his nephew is firt- ing with his pretty young wife in short i he has been feeding birds which in re- vturn only peck at him. He becomes a f pessimist and insanely jealous of every body. Cn finding that his wife has ; clone nothing more than cuff the ears or a would-be lover, that the shoemak er and many others make restitution, his optimism returns. He says "Let us keep on feeding the birds. Let us shut our eyes and open our hands." , Next week George Sand's La Mare eu Diable will be discussed. ; Late Mrs. Thos. Ainsborough. . The funeral of the late Mrs. Thos. : Ainsborough was held on Saturday morning at 8.45 o'clock from the residence. 628 Cumberland street, to St. Joseph's church and thence to Notre Dame cemetery, where interment was made In the family plot. A solemn high requiem mass was chanted in St. Joseph's church by her son. Rev. Father John J. A. Ainsborough, who was assistaed by Rev. Father P. J. McGuIre, O. M. I., as deacon, and Rev. Father Foley, of St. Bridget's church, as sub-deacon. His Grace Most Rev. Charles Hugh Gauthier, D. D., presided and chanted the Libera, assisted by Rev. Father A B. Roy, O. M. I., rector of Ottawa University, and Rev. Father Wm. J. Murphy, O. M. I. Rev. Father Joseph Hebert. of the archbishop's, palace, was master of ceremonies. The musical service was rendered by St. Joseph's choir, and a solo, Tel Jesu, was sung during the offertory in good voice by Mr. Arthur Poulet, who with Mr. Ainsborough belongs to the money order branch of the post office department. . The chief mourners were her husband,' Jlr. Thomas Ainsborough, her three sons, Rev. Father John J. A Ainsboroifgh and Messrs William and Frank Ainsborough. and her son-in-law. Mr. Edward Lisle. The many beautiful floral as well as spiritual offerings testify the very high esteem in which the deceased lady was held. The floral offerings were: Pillow, from the family; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lisle; cross, the staff of the money order branch of the post office department; cross, the. census el-t of the department of trade and commerce; spray, the patent writers' staff of the interior department; spray, Miss Loux, and cut flowers, Mrs. Arthur Shore. The spiritual offerings were: Rev. Father John J. A. Ainsborough, P.P. Rev. P. D. LaJetyie, O. M. I., Rev. Father P. J. McGuIre, O. M. 1., Rev. Father A. MeGowan, O. M. I., the Sodality of Mary Immaculate, the census sifff. the senior fourth class of St. Josephs school. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lirose, Misses Anna and liee Larosc. .Mrs. Mary McGuIre, Misses Annie and Mary McGuIre, Mrs. S. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. ONeil, Messrs Willie, Sam and Bert Davidson, the Misses Davidson, the Misses Fahey, Mr. Wm. Fancy, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Fahey, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sevigny, Mr. and Mrs. James Buckley, Miss Eleanor Foley, Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Lanthier and family. Misses Loretta and Stella Lally, Miss G. Slattery. Masters James and John Grimes, Mrs. E. Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. White, Miss Annie O'Connor, Mr. and Mrs. P. MeCartin, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. P. McMulien, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. O'Reilly, Miss Annie Redmond. Mrs. J. P. Brankin, Mr. and Mrs. James Gorman and family, Mr. Thomas Gorman, Misses Ethel, Agnes and Evelyn Gorman, Master William Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fox, Mrs. John Regan, Miss S. Regan, Miss Margaret Hughes, Mtss Susan Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gorman. Miss Mary Hammersley, Miss K. A. . O'Sullivan, the Misses Sibley, Mr. and Mrs. P. Braceland, Miss Corrigan, Masters Willie and Jimmie Lyons, Mr. A. Beaucnamps. .nr. ana Mrs. P. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. John Bingham, Miss Laura Moss, Miss E. M. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caulfleld, Miss Cathleen Brankin,-Mr. and Mrs. James Tobin, Mr. and -Mrs. J. Meagher, Miss Kate Bronnan, Mr,. John Howard and the family, Mr. ThomSs " Ainsborough, Rev. Sister Mary Gertrude, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lisle, " Messrs William and Frank Ainsborough and the Misses Theresa, Anna, Lillian and Dorothea Ainsborough. Obituary. The remains of the late Annie Morrison, relict of George Robb, of Cumberland, were laid to rest at Cumberland, Ont., on Thursday. The funeral was of a private nature, only the immediate relatives of the deceased being present. She leaves three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Robertson, of Aberdeen, Scotland; Mrs. Burns Controller Hinchey this morning handed out a statement signed by himself and Geo. S. May regarding their recent visit to Watertown to investigate the water situation. They both are against mechanical filtration, and base their opinions on interview they had with several clergy in Watertown. Their report makes some rather start ling statements. MORE "PAINS IN THE BACK." For Instance they repeat the claim that the filtered water causes stomach trouble and pains in the back. Con troller Parent, who Interviewed lead ing medical men in Watertown, found they had just the opposite opinion re gardlng the effect of water on health. They also repeat the statement that the civic officials of Watertown use the spring water which is sold by private companies. To the deputation these officials. In the most emphatic man ner possible, gave a flat denial to this allegation. The big majority of the Ottawa delegates were convinced that the men concerned were of such high standing in the community that their word could be accepted without quali fication. But Controller Hinchey and Mr. May give them the lie diract. THAT "UNPALATABLE" TASTE. The deputation has been called to meet this afternoon, but the report of Controller Hinchey and Mr. May has been given out in advance. It is likely that both will attend the meeting, but they will not be in a position to receive any explanations as to what they learned by inquiries. For in stance they refer to the unpalatable taste of the .water. Not one on the deputation could tell the difference by taste or appearance between the spring water and the filtered water when they were there. The unpalatable taste is confined to the summer months, or the hottest part of them. and is due to local conditions that would not- affect Ottawa. The Black river, from which Watertown gets its supply, is a small one, and in the summer gets very shallow, so that the water held back for power purposes in reservoirs, where it becomes unpleasantly warm, is drawn on. It is not claimed by any one that sand filtration, or any other system except icing, ould alter this unpalatable taste for Watertown water on certain days in summer. The. report made by " Con. - Klnchey and Mr. May is as follows: . We the undersigned members of deputation that visited Watertown, N.Y.. for the purpose of investigating the operation of mechanical filtration plant there, beg leave to report as follows: We, with other members of our party, attended meeting at Watertown city hall. We both had open minds on mechanical filtration and were favorably impressed by explanations given by Mayor Hugo, the water commissioners, and other officials of Watertown. After this meeting we decided to get, if possible, expressions of opinion on the water supply from prominent, disinterested people, other than those connected with the civic administration. VISITED PRIEST. We first visited Rev. Father Burns, one of the three parish priests in Watertown, He received us very kindly and readily agreed to give all possible information. The substance of his remarks are as follow;: He has been a resident of Watertown for about .25 yeari T4iey riad trouble with the water supply -and finally an epidemic of typhoid broke out. The water commissioners had accumulated a surplus, and in order to improve conditions at once it was proposed to instal a mechanical filtration plant. The matter was sub mitted to a popular vote and the people were informed that the proposed ex pendlture of 105,OiH) for the filters would not necessitate any increase in the charges for water. The plebiscite carried and the plant was built. Father Burns said that the mechanical filters were a decided failure from the start. The water was offensive to both taste and smell, particularly during low water in summer. He said he never of Watertown had made a special study of tho water question and could fur nish us with most . Interesting facts ana nirurt. we called on this gentle man, who haa a suite of rooms in one of the leading office buildings. The substance of bis remarks are as follows: " There had been so many complaint qf the water supply -that he decided to make a thorough investigation for himself. He said he realized from the start that in order to get accurate information it would be necessary to exercise discretion, because there was a general feeling that any public criticism or tne water supply would be injurious to the city of Watertown. He explained that he was interested in its welfare also, and bis sole object in investigating conditions was to get at the facts In order that a remedy might be applied. - First of all, he found that local dealers sold spring water amounting to $10,000 for year ending December 31st. 1911. He then had cards printed and sent to everyone engaged in the steam-fitting and plumbing business In Watertown. He specified boilers, radiators; pipes, closet tanks, etc, and requested those engaged in the trade to furnish him with atimateg of cost of repairs. wmcn, in ineir opinion, were necessitat ed by the filtered water. They were not to include cost of any new work, or ordinary wear and tear, other than those which, in their opinions, were caused by chemicals in the water. According to replies received this architect estimated tiiat mechanically' filtered water was directly responsible for damage to plumbing amounting tJ $13,600 during year ending December 31st last In other words, the people or watertown paid $tu,ooo for spring water plus $13,600 for repairs, or a total of $23,600 directly chargeable to chemicals in the water. It must also be borne in mind that a large portion of the people carried water from the wells. - CONTRADICTED COUNCIL. , . At this stage of our conversation, we pointed out to our informant that we had discussed matters with members ot the city council and water commissioners of Watertown and they all denied that there was any ground for complaint. We told him that the officials had informed us that a few cranks were objecting, but the complaints were unfounded and were based solely on "prejudice founded on ignorance." They all emphatically denied that the water was injurious to plumbing, and claimed they drank it always themselves. In reply to the above remarks, the architect said that the statements made to us were incorrect. He said the members of the civic administration were almost a unit in defence of the present system, but they knew the water was not good, and he knew that some of them did not drink it themselves. He told us that with a view to ascertaining the truth, he engaged a stranger and instructed him to visli the homes of officials and solicit orders for spring water. This stranger reported back that he was told by some of those who answered the doors that they tthe officials) were buying spring wattr from another local firm. Before leaving the architect's office. we asked him if he would be good enough to furnish us with a statement in writing. He promised to do this and forward It by mail. His letter reached us on Saturday last, but it is marked personal." We then wired, asking per mission to use it publicly. We received a telegram in reply as follows: "You may use my letter as you see fit except through public press, for reasons stated to you when here. In view of this telegram, we cannot publicly make known the name of the architect referred to. AGAINST SYSTEM. In conclusion we beg to report that while we went to Watertown with open minis on mechanical filtration, we arts now convinced that the chemically treated water there Is at times offensive to taste and smell and that it is most injurious to plumbing. FOR UNIFORMITY OF : LAWS IN CANADA Logical and Forceful Address Delivered Before the Canadian Club. The members of the Canadian Club were entertained to what was. one of the finest addresses of the season when on Saturday at the club luncheon, at the Chateau Laurier, Mr. Eugene La-fleur, K.C., of Montreal, delivered an address on the Uniformity of the Laws -of Canada. iMr. Lafleur made a most Interesting appeal for the unification of the iaws of the different provinces of tho Dominion, and there was no doubt that when he resumed his seat at the end of his address those who had listened to him were very much impressed by the logic, the clearness and the fine-common sense of his .argument Dr. Otto Klotz, president of the club, introduced Mr. Lafleur, saying that as one of the leading lights of the Canadian bar whatever Mr. Lafleur had to say to them on the very urgent question of unifying the laws of the country would be of great Interest. Mr. Lafleur said that no one could doubt that the unification of the laws of Canada would mean the country's Increased prosperity, and he would therefore devote his speech to examining to what extent that unification was desirable, and how it might best be accomplished. That uniformity was desirable there could be little doubt. Neither France nor Italy was anxious to return to their former state in which they had many ditlorent kinds of law. In the federal states evolution was towards uniformity. First of all there was Germany, where by the enactment of a great civil code they had a wonder ful unified law.- And it had not been an easy task in Germany, for in 'Silesia there had been something like 50 or 60 different codes, in Bavaria there were 70 known eodes. Canada had had her little troubles, but nothing like this, and yet In spite of all these difficulties Germany had managed to weld all these laws Into one. In Switzerland they had had two different branches of law, and three different languages, and yet these apparently insurmountable difficulties had been overcome. And nearer home in the States the whole tendency had been in the direction of unification. Recent legislation had strengthened the central power, and many of the states were now passing identical laws. And in Canada even if they had some difficulties, even if ihey would probably have to agree to disagree on several points such as marriages and schools they should not be afraid to compare notes. The question was rather whether the different provinces of their own free will could not bring their laws into harmony. A few illustrations would show how much this was needed in Canada. " First there were commercial laws. In no field was unification so deslrable or so easy, because there were no fundamental difficulties between the com mercial laws of the provinces; The laws of sale ought to be unified, and contracts made in one provmce snouio be binding in another. The Succession Duties' Act should be unified,! for it was iniquitous that one esiate should be taxed in two different provinces. The Insurance laws and law pertaining to Joint stock companies should be unified. . - Instead, however, of getting to work with these laws, Canada at present was creating further difficulties for herself. There was tho Workmen' Compensation. Each province had done its own investigation, and had made its own laws. Yet uniformity was very necessary to employers and even more important to working men. As little expense as posisble should be In Dalhousre ward. ' ' I f 7 I y. I y ;J I' " "tow , , f' y I ' i 'kj.. ' vi. .. "A 1ULIU THE NAVAL PROPOSAL Admission to Cabinet of Empire More Significant Than - Dreadnoughts. MIX. WILLIAM KOWE, Who Announces That He Will Be Al- dermunie Candidate in Dulhousie Ward. Mr. William Rowe, 178 Rochester street, for the last S years Separate placed on a man of limited means j by j school trustee in Dalhousie ward, an-the law, and yet a man working for a r.unces that he will be a candidate tor tor mat warn. tie states that he has consented to run company of one province and injured In another provlce might take two years to get his compensation, Unification might be done by amending the British North America Act, a remedy that should be very carefully and sparingly employed, and by more Federal enactments making for unification, but most important by the different provinces passing uniform laws, as had been done in the States for 20 years, , Canada ousrht to have some permanent organization, meeting periodically to unify her' laws. Judge Gunn Indisposed. Owing to the illness of Judge Gunn this morning's session of the. couty court ad general sessions of the peace wa3 adjourned until tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock. The judge has been confined to the house since last Thursday, with an attack of bron chitis. 'However, it was announced this morning that he was recovering and would likely be 'able to . attend court tomorrow morning. '' alter having been waited on by a large number of prominent ratepayers who considered that his services on the school board had shown him qualified to be alderman. Mr. Rowe has lived in Dalhousie ward for twenty years and is a property owner there. He is the son of the late Engineer Rowe and has been employed in the C. P. R. freight department. He says he is rot yet prepared to announce his platform on the water and other questions. Alleged Infraction. P. H. Durocher, auctioneer and grocer, of Britannia, street, Hull, has been served with a summons by Mr. T. W. Symmes, inland revenue col lector of Hull, charging hira with an infraction of the liquor license law. Mr. Durocher who holds a store li cense to sell liquor is charged with selling liquor for consumption on -his premises. The case will come up before Magistrate Goyette in the Hull police court on Saturday next. London, Dec. 8. The Times publishes the following New Zealand views on Premier Borden's proposals: . ... ' The New Zealand Herald eulogizes the magnificent proposal of the Canadian government, and welcomes tho admission oi the largest and most influential Dominion to the defence committee and the ultimate participation of all the dominions in the control 0f foreign policy, as a natural outcome of the problem of defence. The Lyttelton Times considers that, although Canada's gift is large enough to affect the naval situation appreciably, the Dominion's representation on the defence committee is even more important. ; It says: "The Canadian minister of marine goes to London as the first member of the cabinet of empire, and the other dominions will undoubtedly be admitted to partnership when they present their claims." The New Zealand Dominion, commends t"e magnificent response of Canada to the admiralty memorandum, but suggests that dreadnoughts are less significant than direct participation by Canada in the councils of the empire. The New Zealand Times is "unsympathetic, and says New Zealand's minister of defence will not be hypnotized in England by the influences promqt-ing another "insane era of competition in battleship building." The Gaekwar of Baroda. (Canadian Associated Press Cable.) London. Dec. 9. The Gaekwar of Baroda in connection With the proposed Indian naval gift cables that it is excellent but that it "bristles with difficulties." Mrs. Nicholas Flood Davtn of Re-gina, Sask., who has arrived in the cltv for the drawing room,- will re main here for a few months. Mrs. Davin will receive tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 446 Gilmour street, and . thereafter on the second and third Tuesday of the month. Ottawa's Greatest Store BRYSON-GRAIIAM, Limited 1 What We Advertise I We Have j t i rnnn: ,-.e An...... George Robb of Templeton; John, of d,a"c I'mself, and those who Newcastle-on-Tyne, Englandr William.' could afford to ouy spring water did of Lethbrldge, Alta., and one brother, so. while most of the poor people car-William Morrison, of Hanover, Ont. r'ed wa'er from the wells. At the The deceased whs in her 8Sth year ! .tlme. there happened to be .a youna iuu viauor in tne nouse, an employe of the railway company. He asked her if the railway oilieials used citv water and was informed that they did not, but used spring water always. Father Burns stated further that the - city water corroded the pipes and seriously affected the plumbing. CAUSED STOMACH TROU.BLE. We next visited the home of Rev. Mt. Nelson, pastor of the Methodist church. He was out ow town,, but Mrs. Nelson informed us that she did not drink city wa ter, as it caused her stomach trouble. We next saw Rev. Father Devlin parish priest. Father Devlin told us that he had come to Watertown a few years ago. He had formerly lived in a smaller town that was supplied with lake water, and had, cultivated the habit of drinking it freely. He told us that for a short time after coming to Watertown he drank tap water, but soon experienced trouble with his stomach and had severe pains in hit back. He was advised to discontinue city water and did so. Shortly after this his stomach improved and the pains in his back disappeared. He told us that most of the poor people in his neighborhood carried their drinking water from the wells. Father Devlin said that, in his opinion, the filtered water was not only unfit for consumption, but was so objectionable at times that he would not use it in his bath. DIDN'T FIND IT BAD. The: rector of Trinity church fEois- copalian) was out of town, so we in- Mr. Gould. and was born near Aberdeen, Scot' land. She had been living In Ottawa many years, coming from Scotland forty years ago. Her husband predeceased her In 18S1. Besides her family she leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Kamnay, The floral offerings were very beautiful. The deceased lady In her long life had many warm friends and was of a most amiable and charitable disposition. Her demise is deeply mourned. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends. The death occurred on Sunday of Mrs. Esther Lafleur at her residence, 87 Bridge street, Hull, In her 63rd year. The late Mrs. LaFleur was well known both in Hull and Ottawa and was always held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She was a Roman Catholic in religion and was a faithful member of Notre Dame church. She leaves to mourn her loss a sorrowing husband, Mr. J. B. LaFleur, five sons, William, Jean Baptists, Louis, Alex, Moise, and three daughters, Mrs. P. Aubrey, Mrs. R. A. Booth and Miss Regina at home. Investigation Dsath. The body ot an infant child was found by Chief Chevalier, at Hull, on Saturday, hidden in a washtub under some stairs at the residence of Mrs. E. Laurin on Chaudiere street. Mrs. Laurin admitted to the chief that she was the mother of the child, tervlewed the curate, Rev. Victorian Order. The regular monthly meeting of the executive council of the board of gov ernors of the Victorian Order of Nurses was held at the home of the order in Somerset street. Mr. J. M. Courtney presided and there were present besides: Professor Robertson, Dr. Gibson, Dr. Chas. Morse, Mr. Jno. Fraser. Mr. J. Travers Lewis, K.C.. Mr. J. F. Orde, K.C., Misses Drake and Mackenzie. The regular reports were presented and some very important correspondence dealt with. The chief superintendent reported great progress In the work of the order throughout Canada. This was evidenced by the rapid growth in the existing branches and in the many requests for organization from new quarters. The report of the arrest in Winnipeg of Dr. J. T. Reld, alleged to have defrauded the public for some years, representing himself as collecting for the hospital fund of the Victorian Order, was very welcome to the executive council, who had already warned the public through the press against Dr. Reid. Six nurses were admitted into the order. It was announced that a special meeting of the council would be held December 19th. . 0" and upon finding that it had died she became frightened, and hid the body with the intention of burying it later on. Rev. Father carriers was informed of the circumstances. He reported the matter to Chief Chevalier, asking for an investigation, with the result that the body was discovered. Coroner Lyster was notified and he decided to hold an inquest, and Dr. Aubrey was instructed to perform an autopsy to ascertain how the child came by its death. I'pon the result of the autopsy will depend whether Mrs. Lauren faces a charge of concealement of birth or the more serious one of infanticide. A jury has been empanelled and Dr. Lyster will conduct an inquest this evening at tne Hun ponce station. Serious Accident. Mr. Mazaire Protin, residing at 129 Wright street, Hull, met with a se rious accident on Sunday, nawng a narrow escape from death. Mr. Protin was descending a flight of stairs when he lost his footing and fell. He was picked up In an un conscious condition and suffered a dislocated shoulder and a fractured leg. His neck was also injured. , . Succeeds Lord Furness. (Canadian Associntcd Press Cable.) London, Dec. 9. Stephen Wilson Furness succeeds the hue Lord Furness as chairman of the Furness, Withy and Irvines Shipbuilding and Drydocks Company. He told us he had heard complaints, out usea tne water himself and did not find it bad. DRANK SPRING WATER. Rev. Mr. Moody, pastor of the Presbyterian church, was next seen. He found tha city water unpalatable in summer and during the warm weather always bought spring water. If tt were not for the cost he would use spring water throughout the year. When visitors came to his home he always furnished them with sprint water. Mr. Moodie claimed that the water corroded the pipes and that he had considerable trouble with his plumbing. HARD ON PLUMBING. Mr. Bugbee. secretary of the Youna Men's Christian Association, said he drank tha city water without any ill-effects, but found it most destructive to the plumbing. The caretaker of the building, Mr. Corry, was then asked for his opinion. He informed us that the filtered water was very severe on all the plumbing and particularly so on pipes close to boilers. He claimed thai the latter became no much corroded they had to be replaced once a year. Mr. Corry told us, moreover, that the caretakers of other public buildings, with whom he was acquainted, had experienced the same trouble. ARCHITECTS INVESTIGATION. The information acquired up to thi? point was most unfavorable to me chanieal filtration. We learned, however, that a certain prominent architect One Moment Please Have you seen our Assortment, of Xmas Gifts? They are well worth looking over. Quality The Highest Prices The Lowest 1 Clearing Sale of Cushion Tops 15c On Tuesday we will offer a decided snap in Cushion Tops in tapestry, etc. ; The above are-worth up to 30c efh, and to effect a clearance they will be on sale Tuesday only at. 15c each. -. . , "We have'-also a fine selection of Tops and Covers in linen, felt, silk, very suitable for Christmas gifts. - : Queen Street Entrance or through Main Store. Club Bag A Suitable and Useful Gift Sea Lion Grain Bag. This club bag is made over a strong frame covered with sea lion grain leather, and full leather lined. It lias good side catches and strong comfortable handle. In three sizes only. Sizes 14-inch 16-inch 18-iueh. Prices $3.50 $375. $4.00 . - Smooth Cowhide Club Bag. Made over a leather covered frame with strong lock and inside catches. Full leather lined with pockets. A beautiful bag for the price. In black or tan. ,. , Sizes..; 15-in. 16-in. 17-in. 'IS-in. Prices.. ... $5.00 . $5.25 $5.50 $5.75 Sea Lion Club Baff. Made from heavy selected stock with fine gram and fine finish. Best covered frame with brass inside lock and side catches. Strong comfortable, double handles. . A three-piece bag, full leather .lined, with two. pockets. Sizes... ... 13-iii. 16-in. 17-in. 18-in. Prices.';.: $8.00 $8.25 $8.50 $8.75 Gent's Deep Club Bag.-Of finest Selected bag leather in tan or black. Three-piece bag, turn-over bottom and sewn ends. .Full leather; lined with inside pockets. English hand sewn frame,' Inside lock and side catches. - Sizes. . , Prices . 17-in. $14,00 18-in. $14.50 19-in. $15.00 20-in. $15.50 Linens and Cottons for the Household Pillow Slips, hemmed, and with embroidered initials. A good strong round thread linen with any initial required. Size 22 1-2 x 36 in. Price $2.75 pr. Circular Linen Pillow Casing in two different widths, 42 and 44 ins. Strong even thread; washed ready for use. Prices, 42 in., $1.00 yd.; 44 jn., $1.15 yd. Table linens in many designs, with napkins to match. These are of the finest texture and of pure Irish flax. Prices 75c to $3.25. yd. Hemmed Towels with embroidered initials, a very fine linen huck. Size 25 x 41 in. Price $1.10 each. ' Fancy Hemmed Linen Towel, washed and ready for use. Soft, as lustrous almost as silk, and will absorb the water quickly. Size 18 in. x 22 in. Price 50c each. 1 Muffin Covers. An extra quality of linen hemstitched, and embroidered in many designs. Sizes 16x16 ins. Prices 45c, 55c, 60c, 75c Tea Cloths, good weave of linen with lace all round and hand drawn centres. Many patterns and prices. Size 45 ins. square. Pillow Cases, hemstitched, very fine quality, in four different sizes and prices, 40-in., 23c; 42-in., 24c; 44-in.;25c; 46-in., 28c. - MAIN FLOOR. . Morning Shopping Means Proper Attention Scissors Small Scissors with, fancy handles, very dainty for work-box or bag, 25c, 35c, 45c, 50c. Manicure Scissors, 35c, 45c, 50c, 55c, 60c. Medium Scissors for household work, 55c, 65c, 75c, 85c. Scissors in cases, $1.50, $2,25, $2.50. Pen Knives in assorted sizes, to suit everyone, best quality steel, strong handles, 35c to $1.50. HARDWARE DEPT. I Silks Many ' spendid holiday silk values of which we give only a few. See them in the department, Main Floor. Duchesse Paillette Silk 95 Cts Yd. We have just received a special shipment of this fashionable dress and blouse silk for the ' Christmas trade. A full range of colorings in all pure silk quality. "' ' llighly recommended for wear. 3b in. wide. Extra value 95c yd. . Black Duchesse Messaline $1 Yd. 300 yards Black ' Duchesse Messaline, a bright, rich, lustrous finish, deep unfading black. Will not cut or crush. An ideal silk for stylish dresses and waists ; 37 in. wide. Special for Christmas shoppers, $1 yd. Corduroy Velvets Only 50 Cts. Yd. One of the most fashionable pile fabrics shown this year for ladies' suits and dresses and boys' Buster Brown suits. Absolutely guaranteed to give perfect wear. A full range of colors, including black; 23 inches Avide. Price 50c yd. MAIN FI.OOR. Wash Goods of Every Description JACO.UARDS Silk Jacquiirds in plain, striped, polka dot. or floral design In the best shades of maize, brown, pink, pala blue, navy, Alice, fawn, cream, grey, black, white, peach. For evening dresses. Prices 25e, 33c, 39c, 9o yd. MARQUISETTES In plain or striped, in fine or open weave; very suited for evening dresses. In pink, pale blue, white, fawn, navy blue, 27 in. to 36 In. wide. Prices 25e, 30c, 35e, 40c, 50c, 60c yd. VESTING A very complete stock of vesting in fawn, black, black and white or white. Widths 27 to 30 In. Prices Ilk;, 12 l-2c, 15c, 20o, 25c, 30c, 35c yd. I FLANNELETTE Kimono flannnlette for ladies and children, in stripes and florals. Largo range to choose from. Prices 10c, 12 1-2C, 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c Jd.. , . FOR NURSES Nurses' Uniform cloth in different grades.' Widih 30 in. Price 12 l-2c, 15c, 17c, 20e, 25c jtU GINGHAM For aprons plain, checked or bordered. Full 36 in. to 45 in. wide. Prices 12c, lie, 15c, 18c, 20c, 25c d. . ., .... . .. FLANNEL Shining flannel In stripes or checks a double twisted flannel; guaranteed unshrinkable and fast colors.- Width 31 in. Prices 25c, 45c yd. . 1 PRINTS Very large assortment of prints to choose from white, black or navy blue ground with fancy patterns. Prices 8c, 10c, 12 l-2c, 15c yd. ;.-- FLANNELETTES For night shirts or pyjamas. Forty patterns; all Knglish manufacture. Full 36 In. wide.. Prices 11c, 15c, 20c, 25c yd. , , MILITARY . Jn navy, grey, fawn, white; 27 inches wide, union or all wool qualities. Pi ices 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c, 45c, 50c, eoe, 75c yd. SPECIAL .'r Apron gingham, in plain, check or broken che;. Very suitable for little aprons; . n. wide..-.-. Price,. Tuesday, 10c yd." ' Fancy China for Christmas Gifts First Floor Phone Queen 89 for Groceries GOLDEN 'ROSE BRAND CALIFORNIA PEELED ASPARAGUS. 40 CENTS PER TlX. WATKIN'S DIGESTIVE RELISH. 25 CENTS PEJt BOTTLE. GARTON'S H. P. SAUCE 20 CENTS PER IIOTTLE. VAN CAMP'S HULLED CORN HOMINY. 1 CENTS PElt TIN. TEA GARDEN BRAND CALIFORNIA SPECIAL FRUITS. Pineapple, In glass .... 75 Cents Asparagus Tips,. in glass.. 65 Cents Strawberry Preserves .. 35 Cents Peach Preserves . . . . 45 Cents Apricot Preserves .. .. 45 Cents Bin? Cherries, in glass ; 15 Cents Royal Ann Cherries, in glass 40 cts CALIFORNIA HONEY 35 CENTS PER UOTTLE. KELLOG'S LAXATIVE , BISCUITS. A delightful laxative wafer prepared from wheat arid tropical fruit, shortened and sweetened. 25 CENTS PER PACKAGE. TOASTED RICE BISCUITS 15 CENTS PER PACKAGE. GRANOSE BISCUITS. 15 CENTS PER PACKAGE, PR0T0SE SO CENTS PER TIN.' 8.05 a.m. Open BRYSON-GRAHAM, Limited. Phone tfueen 710' BRYSON-GRAHAM, Limited. 6 p.m. 4

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